error when installing windows xp. HELP!



timmy_no7
07-10-2005, 02:15 AM
I am trying to install windows xp onto my computer, again, after it
failed to work.

after it searches thru the 3 1/2 floppy, cd drives looking for a
bootable setup of windows, it finds one in the cd drive as i have put
the installation disk in there.

it goes into a dos sort of mode loading all the files off the cd
necessary for installation and then says press enter to install, r to
fix an error or f3 to exit.

anyway, if i press enter or r, doesn't matter which, the computer sends
out this message:

"Setup did not find any hard disks installed in your computer.

Make sure any hard disk drives are powered on and properly connected to
your computer, and that any disk-related hardware configuration is
correct. This may involve running a manufacturer-supplied diagnostic or
setup program.

Setup cannot continue. To quit setup, press F3."

i don't know what to do?
please help me.

thanks for any help,
tim.


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timmy_no7

Mark L. Ferguson
07-10-2005, 02:15 AM
Looks like you lost your hard drive. I would check the cables.

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Mark L. Ferguson
FAQ for MS Antispyware version 1.0.509
http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
marfers notes for windows xp http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/chatNotes.htm
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"timmy_no7" <timmy_no7.1q1t1o@pcbanter.net> wrote in message news:timmy_no7.1q1t1o@pcbanter.net...
>
> I am trying to install windows xp onto my computer, again, after it
> failed to work.
>
> after it searches thru the 3 1/2 floppy, cd drives looking for a
> bootable setup of windows, it finds one in the cd drive as i have put
> the installation disk in there.
>
> it goes into a dos sort of mode loading all the files off the cd
> necessary for installation and then says press enter to install, r to
> fix an error or f3 to exit.
>
> anyway, if i press enter or r, doesn't matter which, the computer sends
> out this message:
>
> "Setup did not find any hard disks installed in your computer.
>
> Make sure any hard disk drives are powered on and properly connected to
> your computer, and that any disk-related hardware configuration is
> correct. This may involve running a manufacturer-supplied diagnostic or
> setup program.
>
> Setup cannot continue. To quit setup, press F3."
>
> i don't know what to do?
> please help me.
>
> thanks for any help,
> tim.
>
>
> --
> timmy_no7


error when installing windows xp. HELP!